Overcoming a Party Wall Dispute

By Naomi Madelin In Blog No comments

If you live in a semi-detached or terraced home and wish to undertake a loft conversion, you need your neighbours to sign a Party Wall Agreement due to the potential works to the shared party wall. Usually your neighbours’ consent is a formality and, happy that you’ve considered and consulted them, they will sign your […]

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Lead work – skills we are proud to show

By Naomi Madelin In Blog, Loft conversion exteriors No comments

Lead details/flashings are integral to the weather tightness of a roof and lead work skills are a vital part of securing the outside of your new loft conversion. At Jon Pritchard we leave nothing to chance and have produced some wonderful lead work on our loft conversion projects. What is lead on the roof for? […]

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Is My Loft Too Small to be Converted?

By Jon Pritchard In Blog 3 Comments

So you’ve decided on a loft conversion. Congratulations, you’ve made a great choice! Loft conversions are cheaper and more flexible in terms of design than extensions or basement conversions for example, and can also add significant value to your home. However, if you look up into your loft and see that it might be difficult […]

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Is a Loft Conversion Cheaper Than an Extension?

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A show currently airing on Channel 4: Sarah Beeny’s Double your House for Half the Money, demonstrates the thirst that we all have for extending our homes as the property market heats up. It’s definitely a sensible option when compared to moving home as we’ve covered in a previous blog. There are a number of options for […]

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Loft Conversions with Balconies: An Overview

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In stark contrast to recent years, it’s been a cracking summer of hot, sunny, unusually rain-free weather, what with the UK experiencing a sweltering heatwave from mid-July onwards. We all love a bit of sun, and so too do retailers because with a heatwave comes increased consumer demand for ice cream, barbecues, fans and garden […]

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“My Loft Conversion is Too Hot” and Other Issues when Loft Conversions Go Wrong

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In recently aired episodes of long running Manchester-based soap opera Coronation Street, the lovable but somewhat doltish character Tyrone Dobbs was offered an attractive “mates rates” loft conversion deal by local builder Jason Grimshaw. Although Grimshaw’s intentions were sound, his scheming business partners decided that they were unhappy with the profit margin they stood to make […]

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Victorian Houses and Loft Conversions

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As loft conversion specialists based in the city of Bristol, one of the most common types of conversion we carry out are on Victorian or Edwardian properties, in addition to the city’s many Georgian buildings. A prolific period in British architectural history, Victorian properties were built during the reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1901, and […]

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The Dressing Room Loft Conversion

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More often than not, loft conversions are about creating a space that’s just a little bit special. Unlike the rest of the home, which is designed to be functional, that unused attic room presents the opportunity to get creative and transform a space that reflects your personality and allows you to indulge in your passions. […]

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How Long Does a Loft Conversion Take?

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One of the most common questions we get asked as loft conversion specialists is: “How long will my loft conversion take?” Although a number of providers say that the ‘average’ loft conversion project takes about 6 weeks, here at Jon Pritchard we estimate time to completion on a project-by-project basis. This is because there a […]

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Avoid Making This Games Room Mistake, Get a Loft Conversion!

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PR executive Chris Kooluris recently hit the headlines, having turned the bedroom of his small New York apartment into a retro gaming arcade. Complete with 80s classics such as Donkey Kong and Street Fighter II, video game lover Chris’ went as far as installing bubblegum dispensers and score boards for that extra level of authentic […]

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